LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending February 17, 2020

As the NHL deadline approaches, the Kings are looking to trade away some veterans. They look to beef up their already strong prospect pool, as these up-and-comers had another good week.

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Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 10 goals, 9 assists, plus-1, 6 PIM in 31 games played

A relatively uneventful week transpired for Fagemo last week, who registered a loan goal in three games played. The Indians went 1-2 this past week.

Jacob Moverare: Defense, Frölunda HC, SHL (4th round pick in 2016)

Regular season: 6 goals, 9 assists, plus-17, 12 PIM in 40 games played

The Swedish blueliner’s slow but steady offensive output continued as he provided an assist last week.

Kim Nousiainen: Defense, KalPa, Liiga (4th round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 6 goals, 9 assists, minus-4, 24 PIM in 42 games played

A pair of goals and an apple put Nousiainen in a point-per-game pace this past week.

Bulat Shafigullin: Forward, Reaktor Nizhnekamsk, KHL (3rd round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 9 goals, 8 assists, plus-7, 10 PIM in 12 games played (MHL)

0 goals, 0 assists, minus-1, 0 PIM in 2 games played (KHL)

Shafigullin remained out of the lineup with his injury.

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Braden Doyle: Defense, Dubuque Fighting Saints, USHL (6th round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 7 goals, 23 assists, plus-15, 10 PIM in 40 games played

Dubuque’s defenseman contributed a pair of helpers, putting himself in a tie for second overall in defensive scoring.

Dávid Hrenák: Goalie, St. Cloud State University Huskies, NCHC (5th round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 10-8-5, 2.73 GAA, .903 SV%, 2 SO in 26 games played

St. Cloud had a break this week, and look to return to action on February 21.

Cole Hults: Defense, Penn State Nittany Lions, Big Ten (5th round pick in 2017)

Regular season: 8 goals, 21 assists, plus-22, 18 PIM in 32 games played

A weekend of Kings on Kings crime took place, where Hults and Penn State split the weekend against Alex Turcotte and the Wisconsin Badgers. Hults himself picked up a goal and an assist.

Andre Lee: Forward, UMass-Lowell River Hawks, Hockey East (7th round pick in 2019)

Regular Season: 7 goals, 11 assists, plus-7, 26 PIM in 28 games played

Lee’s scoring drought extended to six games as he was blanked for the third straight weekend.

Alex Turcotte: Forward, Wisconsin Badgers, Big Ten (1st round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 6 goals, 11 assists, minus-9, 14 PIM in 21 games played

A return to action was the best news for Turcotte, who was a part of both bouts against Penn State. He picked up an assist over the weekend.

https://twitter.com/BadgerMHockey/status/1228883237574991872

CANADIAN JUNIOR LEAGUES

Aidan Dudas: Forward, Owen Sound Attack, OHL (4th round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 14 goals, 30 assists, plus-12, 20 PIM in 39 games played

Owen Sound’s captain broke a three-game scoring drought by contributing an assist in a matchup against Akil Thomas and the Peterborough Petes.

Jacob Ingham: Goalie, Kitchener Rangers, OHL (6th round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 26-7-5, 2.89 GAA, .920 SV%, 2 SO in 35 games played

The lanky goaltender experienced a forgettable weekend. He lost two regulation games in a row for the first time all season, and he was pulled in one match after allowing seven goals on 33 shots.

https://twitter.com/OHLHockey/status/1227631448548466689

Arthur Kaliyev: Forward, Hamilton Bulldogs, OHL (2nd round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 39 goals, 44 assists, plus-1, 24 PIM in 49 games played

Since returning from the WJC, Kaliyev’s experienced a drop in his scoring rate, tallying 18 points in 15 games. His four points in the three contests last week upheld that pace.

https://twitter.com/BulldogsOHL/status/1228815871948283906

Lukáš Pařík: Goalie, Spokane Chiefs, WHL (3rd round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 15-7-2, 3.03 GAA, .908 SV%, 0 Shutouts in 25 games played

The Chiefs’ starter had a .500 week. He didn’t get the goal support he needed in allowing four goals, but he did his best by making 33 stops.

Markus Phillips: Defense, London Knights, OHL (4th round pick in 2017)

Regular Season: 3 goals, 3 assists, plus-19, 4 PIM in 15 games played

The stabilizing Knights defenseman went above and beyond, as he scored a goal and assist in one game. He last scored two points in a junior bout on March 1, 2019.

Jordan Spence: Defense, Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL (4th round pick in 2019)

Regular season: 7 goals, 34 assists, plus-37, 26 PIM in 49 games played

Spence continued his quietly impressive season by posting two more assists. He put himself into fourth overall in points-per-game among blueliners (with more than one game played), while anchoring the top pair of the best defensive team in the QMJHL.

Akil Thomas: Forward, Peterborough Petes, OHL (2nd round pick in 2018)

Regular season: 19 goals, 52 assists, plus-12, 54 PIM in 42 games played

Thomas had a polarizing pair of games this past week. In one bout, he got a five-minute major and a game misconduct for a check to the head. The following contest, he picked up another eight penalty minutes, one of which was a double-minor for slashing. What was most memorable for the playmaking forward, however, was the three apples for which he was credited. The tallies put him up to 202 career assists and his 302nd career point. He passed Mitch Marner and sits at 98th overall in career OHL points.

Keep in mind, this weekly tracker only covers prospects not playing professional hockey in North America. In essence, the report serves to provide updates on all players in the pipeline — signed or unsigned — excluding those in the NHL, AHL, and ECHL.

NOTE: Author David Hofreiter can be found on Twitter @Davidenkness if you’re interested in talking more hockey with him or asking further questions about these players.

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